Psychology Department Research and Centers

The Psychology faculty have active research programs examining key topics and issues in clinical and counseling psychology, cross-cultural psychology, developmental psychology, learning, cognition and perception, neuroscience, school counseling, and social psychology. View faculty research areas and interests.

The Department of Psychology houses the Center for Cross-Cultural Research and the Western Institute for Social Research, and includes the Community Learning and Service Partnership.

Students are actively involved in research with faculty and are coauthors on conference presentations and publications with faculty.

The Department provides students a unique opportunity to present their research at PsychFest, a celebration of student scholarship, held the last day of classes in June. At PsychFest, we present awards and scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students, a keynote speaker discusses state of the art findings from his or her area of expertise, and book publishers present the latest psychology texts.

  • Dr. McLean and students discuss a research project.
  • Dr. Trimble and students present research at a conference.
  • A student prepares to conduct research.
  • Dr. Rose reviews neuroanatomy with lab students.
  • Students examine specimens in the lab.
  • Students write research papers and analyze data in the computer lab.
  • Students prepare to perform an experiment.
  • Dr. Sattler and students establish an educational museum in Thailand.
  • Dr. Sattler and students produce an educational video in Thai.
  • Dr. Hyman and students study inattentional blindness and cell phone use.
  • Dr. Lehman and students meet to design a research study.